Monday, August 17, 2015

Review: I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell

I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell
For fans of THE FUTURE OF US comes an engrossing story of two teens, whose love for each other is tested by time and fate.
Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it.
Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?

Publishes in US: February 10th 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: romantic lighter scifi (time travel elements)
Source: bought
Series? no

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    Loved the premise. Not sure if time travel, parallel universe or what but the fact that Lucas feels he is remembering their relationship even though she has none of the same memories made me but it. I also do mention above that its lighter because there is never really any explanation of why he can see the future/remember the past. Why its just him, etc. I didn't mind, but some readers might.

    It also draws a bit on the forbidden love aspect. She is brainy and has goals for going tho law school. Lucas is from other side of town, he is a jock. A hockey player which I love since only sport I follow. But he is from a long line of marines and that is his goal as well.

    The instant attraction and connection didn't bother me especially with Lucas seeming to have already loved it and fell in love once before. And she doesn't completely buy it, she wonders at his sanity, if he's had one to many concussions, and at times considers what he is saying is somehow possible.

    I couldn't help but fall with her. Lucas is attentive, smart in his own ways, handsome, and confident. He loves his family and has a sense of loyalty and duty.

    I also liked how close she and her mom were. Of course things changed when she started lying about where she was going and such. But they had an openness in other ways. Her mom is single and works hard for them, her dad is a Dr and she seems him two weeks a year in the summer.

    Friendship is also a good theme in this one. Her and rosemary weren't perfect to one another but what set of friends are. Boys came between them at times but they had a closeness that I did value.

    It was a beautiful and wonderfully paced book that I read in one sitting. I loved the themes of fluidity of time, importance of choice as well as first loves, and second chances.

Bottom Line: Romantic, read in one sitting, love the premise.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever felt like you've met someone before?

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